news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: unlnls you live in a cave, rupert murdoch's media empire probably touches you every week. fox tv. fox news. "the wall street journal." 200 newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, indeed, our political system's ability to respond. >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant, a long-time target of the tabloid.
royals, to a murdered teen. rupert murdoch shuts the paper down as the scandal spreads. >> well, good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. passions around this trial is running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter: having already served nearly three years in jail, and convicted on only four misdemeanors, the question today was, how soon would she be free? >> mr. mason, mr. baez, anything else you would like to say? >> reporter: outside the courthouse, the fury among the few dozen protesters was turning ugly and menacing. >> eye for an eye. >> reporter: t
sewer. and that has happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the british newspaper market. mr. murdoch, in my view, has debased and debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget it. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with its staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitability, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sununalley, idaho, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and heir to speak for the company. >> we now know tht the practices that we're talking about here w
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